SPE Balikpapan Section successfully organized 5 events in April 2021.
1. SPE University Scholarship Program Opening
SPE Balikpapan Section always supports students through a scholarship program named SPE University Scholarship Program (USP). The SPE University Scholarship Program Opening for 2021 was held on 11 April 2021. SPE USP 2021 aims to assist outstanding students (academic + non-academic) which comes from underprivileged family. We are offering a tuition fee of IDR 3,000,000/semester for the next 2 semesters for undergraduate students from STT MIGAS, UNHAS, ITK, and Pattimura University.
2. SPE Cares (Natural Disaster Support at NTT via ACT)
In early April 2021, some areas of Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT) were hit by flash floods and landslides following extreme weather due to Tropical Cyclone Seroja. It caused hundreds of causalities and victims. Therefore, SPE Balikpapan Section gave support to the victims via ACT (Aksi Cepat Tanggap). As a result of the donation, there a public kitchen was made to help the victim.
3. SPE Annual Board Meeting and Welcoming New Board Member
On 24 April 2021, SPE Balikpapan Section held an Annual board meeting and welcoming a new member. The meeting was held online via Zoom meeting and offline with 24 boards member at Novotel Balikpapan by considering the COVID-19 health protocol. This event discussed SPE Balikpapan Section work program 2021-2022, the program presentation and explanation from each division, introduction of new board members, awards for board members 2020-2021, door prizes, and iftar.
4. SPE Webinar Series (Women in Oil and Gas Industry)
On Kartini's day which was 24 April 2021, SPE Balikpapan Section held a webinar with the theme Women in the Oil & Gas industry. The primary goal of this event was to encourage the young female engineer by sharing experience and knowledge from our inspiring female speaker, Astari Merati, a stimulation technical engineer, Schlumberger and Siti Masitah, Senior Engineer Surface Facilities Support, Pertamina Hulu Mahakam. Hopefully, the story and journey of our speaker can bring valuable insight and motivation for a young engineer to achieve their goals. This event was attended by more than 35 participants.
5. SPE Cares (Ramadhan Charity Event to Orphanage Al-Ikhlas)
SPE Balikpapan Section in collaboration with SPE STT Migas SC organized Ramadhan Charity Event on 30 April 2021 at Orphanage Al-Ikhlas. We provided groceries to children and caretakers for necessities of daily living that consists of rice, oil, eggs, sugar, milk, dates, and syrup. During this event, all of the participants were following and considering the public health recommendations about COVID-19.